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Design Sponge!!!!

 

I am a very very very excited person!!!!!!

I have long been a huge admirer and an avid reader of design sponge and here I am being featured by them this morning!!!! Thank you so much Grace for posting about Treasury.

If you have never checked it out then do it right now! …if design is you thing i am sure you will find it addictive and daily reading.

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Indian Summer


I think it must be that  Spring is very definately  in the air because I find myself a bit obsessed with feathering my nest at the moment!

I have had these beautiful pictures on my computer for a while now.They are from Les Indiennes an American textile company started by Mary Mulcahy in 2002.Each fabric is beautifully hand printed with Ayurvedic dyes from plants,roots,the earth and rocks.

As well as these gorgeous earth tones there are ranges in reds,blacks,greys and indigo.

I still have a desire to do something with Paisleys and block printing.I have some old Indian printing blocks from my art college days and think some prints would be lovely on my bedroom wall and if successful a few to sell too.

If anyone knows where I can get these sorts of prints without needing to re-mortgage then I would love to know…my bed is crying out !!

I had an altogether different idea for a post today but then the new Toast catalogue landed on my desk…

I have a secret addiction to the toast catalogues especially the summer home ones.

It must be something to do with the beautiful exotic locations appearing as our long cold winter is ending.The lovely homewares don’t hurt either!I now have a serious case of I wants!!

Here are just some of the gorgeous pictures but there are loads more…join their mailing list and you can have the catalogue land on your doorstep and indulge in them  anytime it starts raining!

 

 

 

After many technical hitches due to my lack of computer know how i finally have an Etsy shop!

It is something I have had on my to do  list for months and after hours of keyboard bashing I have actually managed it.

admitedly I only have two items forsale but will add more over the coming weeks.

I have even managed a few new product shots!

 

To Dry For

I have been meaning to post for a while now on the brilliant online boutique To Dry For

Started by husband and wife team Sally and Dave a couple of years ago it is a treasure trove  of cool and contemporary designer teatowels.

They sell  both of my tea towels so it may seem silly to go ahead and tell you about all the other wonderful designs they stock!!

 They gave me my first wholesale order and I remember how exciting it was, especially as they only had lovely things to say!It was great to have my designs being sold along side work I had been drooling over for so long.

 

More notelets

 

I have finally managed to get a new colourway of the notelets ready for sale.I have gone for a more subtle Farrow and Ball type palette this time.The brights are still avaliable and proving as popular as ever.

Both colourways are avaliable at the usual place

 

 

The brilliant Frome artisan market is starting up again after its winter break andi am so excited that i am going to be part of it! It is said to be the second biggest artisan market in englandsecond only to portobello andit is ever growing.

I can’t wait to be there sellling my wares and am keeping my fingers crossed for a lovely day and lots of customers!

If you are anywhere near Frome on Easter sunday then do come along , there are all sorts of lovely stalls as well as all the great independent shops.